READINGS in BATH, CHELTENHAM and BRISTOL
Wenn blue und blau sich nicht entsprechen
Der Schweizer Autor Erhard von Bueren liest aus seinem Roman Ein langer blauer Montag. Anhand von Passagen aus A Long Blue Monday veranschaulicht Helen Wallimann einige Uebersetzungsprobleme.
When blau and blue are not quite the same
The Swiss author Erhard von Bueren reads from his novel Ein langer blauer Montag. Helen Wallimann illustrates translation problems by comparing the passages with her rendering in A Long Blue Monday.
BATH GERMAN SOCIETY, Thursday, 17 Oktober 2019, 7.30pm, Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath.
CHELTENHAM GERMAN CLUB, Friday, 18 October 2019, 7pm, Parmoor House, 13 Lypiatt Lane, Cheltenham.
BRISTOL ANGLO-GERMAN SOCIETY, Monday, 21 October, 7pm, Bristol University Modern Languages Department, 21 Woodland Road, Bristol.
The 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage aims to encourage more people to discover and engage with Europe's cultural heritage. In an article in the Swiss cultural magazine SoRock, Felix Epper reports on how Helen Wallimann has contributed by translating Erhard von Bueren's Swiss novels and thus making them available to the English-speaking world.
To read the article (in German) see: http://www.sorock.ch/ausgabe-nr-4/ (pages 54-55).
Interview with the translator, Helen Wallimann, on
Erhard von Bueren was born near Solothurn, Switzerland. After a PhD in Psychology and German philology from Zurich University and study stays in France he worked as a teacher in advanced teacher training.
Besides various articles in anthologies and journals, he has had three novels published in Switzerland: Abdankung. Ein Bericht (Zytglogge Verlag, Bern 1989), Wespenzeit (Rotpunktverlag, Zurich 2000), Ein langer blauer Montag (verlag die Brotsuppe. Biel/Bienne 2013).
After Epitaph for a Working Man and Wasp Days, A Long Blue Monday is the third of his books to be published in English.
Erhard von Bueren has won various literary awards including the Canton of Solothurn Prize for Literature in 2007. He lives in Solothurn.